Natural Factors: 2017 Company Profiles
Privilege & Passion
Today, Natural Factors is one of the largest manufacturers of nutritional products in North America. But the company’s origins reach back to the 1950s, and right from day one, it has always been fully committed to making products right.
A Very Special Place
Natural Factors Farms is a very special tract of land, covering more than 1,000 acres. This exquisite, certified organic farmland gives Natural Factors complete control over securing the best quality raw materials possible. Literally, control from seed selection to finished product. Few, if any, companies in the world can demonstrate such a degree of control over their operations. This farm has truly unique soil, built up over millennia from repeated flooding that deposited a tremendous amount of organic matter onto the land. The incredible top soil is more than six feet deep in places! Natural Factors makes sure to choose true “species” non-hybrid, non-GMO (genetically modified organism) seeds and also have full control over the harvest.
Big Enough to Do It Right
The company has close to 700,000 square feet of space across nine locations in North America and believe it needs to be “big enough to do it right.” This means bringing as many processes in-house as possible. Natural Factors is one of the only nutritional companies to have its own organic farms, its own extraction, encapsulation and production facilities, its own labs and research facilities, and a vast network of academic, scientific and retail partners. The company is also one of the few branded manufacturers of nutraceuticals in North America to have our own soft gel encapsulation facility.
Unsurpassed Quality Assurance
Natural Factors facilities conform to all requirements of the good manufacturing practices (GMP) of the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration), as well as those set out by the Canadian government’s Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD). In addition, our facilities have been certified by the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia (TGA), one of the most stringent guidelines for manufacturing dietary supplements in the world.
The company has a reputation for producing outstanding quality products. For more than five decades, Natural Factors has been manufacturing a full line of high-quality dietary supplements that spans all health categories including brain, heart, joints, sleep and stress. The company proudly partners with natural health stores throughout North America and have been staunchly committed to supporting the growth and development of this industry. Some of the top Natural Factors lines include Whole Earth & Sea, VegiDay, PGX, CurcuminRich, WomenSense, Stress-Relax and BioSil.
ISURA Third-party Product Verification and Certification
Natural Factors chose ISURA to certify its products because it uses state-of-the-art equipment. ISURA also uses mass spectrometry to test for more than 400 pesticides, solvents, heavy metals and other contaminants. The ISURA seal of approval is your guarantee that Natural Factors’ products are non-GMO, safe, pure and potent.
Commitment to Science
One of the things that sets Natural Factors apart from others in the industry is the breadth of knowledge represented by the scientific experts that work for the company. Drawn from around the world and chosen for their unique training and background, Natural Factors’ scientists and quality control specialists are recognized experts in their fields.
Reducing Our Footprint
Natural Factors is working to reduce its footprint in all areas of our operations. The company’s newest production facility in Monroe, WA, is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certified. Natural Factors has found ways to reduce waste and improve energy efficiency at both its offices and its manufacturing facilities, and are working toward zero waste.
Natural Factors quietly does its part to make this world a better place. Whether it’s supporting research and education, making charitable donations or giving product to people in need, Natural Factors gives back in many ways locally, nationally and around the world.